President Benigno S. Aquino III on his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22, 2013 emphasized to continue the progress his government had accomplished for the past 3 years.
Focusing on education, agriculture, environment, health care and welfare, he said his last 3 years of service will be more visible.
“It is clear: You are the ones who will shape this growth, you are the ones who will determine whether the fruits of our labors become sweet and ripe for the picking, or if you will let them rot away and waste the chances that this new chapter in our history has given us,” PNoy mentioned in his speech in Tagalog.
As his tagline, “Kayo ang boss ko,” [You are my boss] he sets his goals according to what people are asking for.
With the help of Department of Education Secretary, Armin Luistro, their aim to increase the number of students finishing their studies.
Helping the rice importation, coconut farming and fisheries sector, President Aquino cited projects for the progress of these industries. For one, they are to decrease the need for rice importation that has lowered from 2-m mt to 350,000 mt.
Also, in Philhealth, the country’s health insurance program, the increase from 62-81-percent coverage offers additional services. They will continue to invest in this much-needed sector of the country.
Disaster management and flood prevention will also be focused on. The national government is working with local governments on this particular action.
PNoy’s 2013 SONA in English: http://www.fufsblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/2013-pnoys-sona-news-and-update.html
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